Dead Sea Scrolls in English / Edition 4

Dead Sea Scrolls in English / Edition 4

by Geza Vermes
ISBN-10:
1850755639
ISBN-13:
9781850755630
Pub. Date:
11/01/1995
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic

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Dead Sea Scrolls in English / Edition 4


'This significantly expanded and revised fourth edition of what has always been the best English translation of the Scrolls has become a combination of two books: Vermes has replaced nearly all of the original Introduction with an abridged version of the corresponding material from The Dead Sea Scrolls: Qumran in Perspective... He has also added new translations of material that has been published since the last edition appeared in 1975... By far still the best edition of the scrolls in English.' James R Mueller, Religious Studies Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781850755630
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/01/1995
Series: Sheffield Academic Press Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 391
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE TO THE FOURTH EDITION viii(3)
PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION (1987) xi(2)
INTRODUCTION xiii(23)
SCROLL CATALOGUE xxxvi(21)
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS lvii
I. THE COMMUNITY 1(22)
APPENDIX: THE ESSENES AND THE QUMRAN COMMUNITY 20(3)
II. THE HISTORY OF THE COMMUNITY 23(18)
III. THE RELIGIOUS IDEAS OF THE COMMUNITY 41(24)
NOTE ON THE TEXTS 65(4)
A. THE RULES 69(120)
1. The Community Rule (IQS)
69(21)
2. The Community Rule (4QS^d=4Q258)
90(3)
3. The Community Rule (4QS^e=4Q259)
93(2)
4. The Damascus Document (CD)
95(19)
5. The Damascus Document: Skin Disease (4QD^(a/g)=4Q266/272)
114(1)
6. The Damascus Document: Penal Code (4QD^(a/e)=4Q266/270)
115(2)
7. The Damascus Document: Renewal of the Covenant Ritual (4QD^(a/e)=4Q266/270)
117(2)
8. The Messianic Rule (IQSa=IQ28a)
119(4)
9. The War Rule (IQM)
123(23)
10. The War Rule from Cave 4 (4Q491, 4Q493)
146(3)
11. The Rule of War (4Q285, 11Q14)
149(2)
12. The Temple Scroll (11QT=11Q19)
151(30)
13. MMT (Some Observances of the Law): Peroration (4Q399)
181(2)
14. The Wicked and the Holy (4Q181)
183(1)
15. 4QTohorot (Purities) A (4Q274)
184(1)
16. Curses of Satan and His Lot (4Q286-7)
185(1)
17. Curses of Melkiresha' (4Q280=4QTohorot D(b))
186(3)
B. HYMNS, LITURGIES AND WISDOM POETRY 189(102)
18. The Thanksgiving Hymns (1QH)
189(48)
19. The Apocryphal Psalms (11QPs^a=11Q5)
237(7)
20. A Messianic Apocalypse (4Q521)
244(2)
21. Poetic Fragments on Jerusalem and 'King' Jonathan (=4Q448)
246(2)
22. Lamentations (4Q179, 4Q501)
248(2)
23. The Words of the Heavenly Lights (4Q504)
250(4)
24. Songs for the Holocaust of the Sabbath (4Q400-407, 11Q5-6)
254(10)
25. Liturgical Prayer (1Q34 and 34bis)
264(1)
26. Prayers for Festivals (4Q507-9)
265(2)
27. Daily Prayers (4Q503)
267(1)
28. Blessings (1QSb=1Q28b)
268(3)
29. Purification Ritual (4Q512)
271(1)
30. The Triumph of Righteousness (1Q27)
272(1)
31. The Seductress (4Q184)
273(2)
32. Exhortation to Seek Wisdom (4Q185)
275(2)
33. A Liturgical Work (4Q392)
277(1)
34. A Sapiential Work (4Q424)
278(2)
35. Bless, My Soul (4Q434)
280(2)
36. Songs of the Sage (4Q510-11)
282(4)
37. Beatitudes (4Q525)
286(5)
C. BIBLE INTERPRETATION 291(76)
Introductory Note 291(1)
38. The Genesis Apocryphon (1QapGen)
292(8)
39. A Genesis Commentary (4QpGen^a=4Q252)
300(3)
40. A Flood Apocryphon (4Q370)
303(1)
41. The Ages of the Creation (4Q180)
304(1)
42. The Testament of Levi^d (4Q541)
305(1)
43. The Testament of Naphtali (4Q215)
306(1)
44. A Joseph Apocryphon(b) (4Q372)
307(2)
45. The Testament of Qahat (4Q542)
309(2)
46. The Testament of Amram (4QAmram=4Q543-8)
311(3)
47. The Words of Moses (1Q22)
314(2)
48. A Moses Apocryphon (4Q375)
316(1)
49. Pseudo-Moses(e) (4Q390)
317(2)
50. The Samuel Apocryphon (4Q160)
319(1)
51. Commentaries on Isaiah (4Q161-4)
320(4)
52. The New Jerusalem (4Q554-5, 5Q15)
324(3)
53. Second Ezekiel^a (4Q385)
327(2)
54. The Prayer of Nabonidus (4QprNab=4Q242)
329(1)
55. The Pseudo-Danielic Writings (4QpsDan=4Q245)
330(1)
56. An Aramaic Apocalypse (4Q246)
331(2)
57. Commentaries on Hosea (4Q166-7)
333(2)
58. Commentary on Micah (1Q14)
335(1)
59. Commentary on Nahum (4Q169)
336(4)
60. Commentary on Habakkuk (1QpHab)
340(8)
61. Commentary on Psalms (4Q171, 4Q173)
348(5)
62. Midrash on the Last Days (4Q174)
353(2)
63. Messianic Anthology or Testimonia (4Q175)
355(2)
64. Ordinances or Commentaries on Biblical Law (4Q159, 4Q Melch513-14)
357(3)
65. The Heavenly Prince Melchizedek (11QMelch=11Q13)
360(3)
66. Consolations or Tanhumim (4Q176)
363(4)
D. MISCELLANEA 367(12)
67-8. 'Horoscopes' (4Q186, 4Q534)
367(3)
69. A Brontologion (4Q318)
370(2)
70. The Copper Scroll (3Q15)
372(7)
CHRONOLOGY 379(3)
MAJOR EDITIONS OF QUMRAN MANUSCRIPTS 382(2)
GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY 384(2)
INDEX 386

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